(pre)downloading large file quickly hangs save dialog

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Core Graveyard
File Handling
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critical
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: William Jon McCann, Assigned: Bill Law)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {hang})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211

I click a link to download a few hundred MB file from a very fast server on the
local network.  The save file dialog is displayed but it completely
unresponsive.  It seems that the entire file must be downloaded to /tmp before I
can select where to save it.

This makes some sense to me because I've been reading bugs related to bug
129923.  It does not make sense to anyone else at our institution.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download large file at >1MB/sec.
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Mozilla is frozen.

Expected Results:  
I should decide what I want to do with the file before it is downloaded.  How do
I cancel?
(Reporter)

Comment 1

15 years ago
I should note that CPU utilization is 100% during the download process.

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: hang
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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